In principe kun je wel alle aminozuren binnenkrijgen als je goed combineert qua producten.
Maar de plantaardige producten hebben losstaand vaak een onvoldoende volledig aminozuurprofiel.
Indeed, plant-based proteins often lack essential amino acids , and animal-based proteins therefore possess a greater biological value due to the presence of all essential amino acids in the food . Common examples of the limiting amino acids in plant-based proteins include lysine, methionine, isoleucine, threonine and tryptophan. Of these, lysine appears to be to be most commonly absent, particularly from cereal grains . Foods such as beans and legumes are rich sources of lysine however, and leucine can be obtained from soy beans and lentils. Other BCAAs can be found in seeds, tree nuts and chickpeas, meaning that these amino acids can be obtained by consuming a variety of protein-rich, plant-based foods [14, 46]. Indeed, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) have recommended that a range of plant-based proteins should be consumed by vegetarians in order to meet their protein and amino acid requirements .